In terms of outpatient care, one of the most successful choices for people in need of outpatient drug treatment or outpatient alcohol treatment is entering a sober living environment. As a method of treatment, a sober living environment can provide structure and support on the road to recovery.
Typically reserved for people who have already completed a program, these homes offer a great transition before re-entering society.
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What is a Sober Living Environment?
Sometimes called sober living homes, halfway houses or sober homes, these types of environments are a great way for recovering addicts to transition into regular life. Most homes are located near the rehab center itself in a quiet neighborhood to help ease addicts into a sober routine. Homes have various rules depending on the center it’s associated with, but some common rules include a curfew, specific chores and checking in with therapists or counselors regularly. While housemates are typically allowed to go back to work or school while in a sober home, they may be subject to drug tests or random check-ins. People who live in sober living environments are always held accountable for their own actions, as it’s an important part of the healing process and even more important for relapse prevention.
Who Could Benefit from a Sober Living Program?
Sober living environments do not discriminate against others, however they are most beneficial to those who have already successfully completed an inpatient rehab program. Tenants of these homes are always held accountable for their actions; they will need to make a serious commitment to living sober.
Since housemates need to commit to sobriety before entering, it’s often easier for someone if they have already completed a program. While this is not necessarily a requirement, it is recommended that a client completes a detox program prior to entering the house to make sure they are not experiencing any acute symptoms of withdrawal while there.
Why Choose Sober Living in Delray, FL?
Sunny and beautiful Delray, FL is the perfect place to enact change in your life. Close to the beach and with a beautiful, tropical landscape, Delray is a modern-day oasis, with all the amenities and beauty of a resort town, but with the practicality of home. Choosing to recover in Delray, FL means you will experience beautiful and inspiring weather that helps maintain a positive outlook throughout your recovery.
What to Expect in Sober Living Homes?
While living in a halfway house, clients can expect to transition into regular, sober life. Re-entering society, returning to work or school while also living with the constant support of others is helpful in the transition. Curfews are put in place and each housemate is responsible for chores around the house. Clients can also still be involved with our other outpatient services such as support groups, weekly group therapy sessions, and the resource center and alumni association. While living in the house, clients are held accountable for their actions at all times.
How Long Should I Stay?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends 90 days of abstinence for full recovery. This means that depending on whether you completed a rehab program before entering the house that your stay can be anywhere between 60 and 90 days long. With that being said, some people choose to leave earlier while others choose to stay longer. The beauty of sober living is that it can be completely customizable to each person’s specific needs. Most homes have clients pay monthly as you would with rent, which makes it easy to stay as long as you need.
How is Beachway Outpatient Addiction Treatment Different?
The expert therapists and counselors at NAATP and CARF accredited Beachway Therapy Center have the experience and training required to help people from all walks of life. Our programs are designed to be individualized and unique to the specific client. Our holistic approach focuses on the healing of the mind, body and soul of our clients. This method is proven to foster amazing results. Our aftercare and outpatient programs help prevent relapse while our experience with dual diagnosis and co-occurring conditions means that we can treat addiction and mental illness in a cohesive and effective way.
Things to Consider Before Entering a Sober Living Environment
Before entering a halfway house, you need to consider some important things to help get you through it. Sober living environments are not for everyone. At BBB accredited Beachway we know that addiction is different for everyone, therefore recovery should also be a unique path to travel on. Some things to think about prior to moving in include:
With the help of your therapist or counselor, discover your personal strengths and any areas where you may need to work on. Set specific goals for yourself inside the house and work to maintain them. Keeping a journal is a helpful exercise to help remind yourself why you are doing this and why you should continue down the path of recovery.
Living with Others
Keeping the house a positive and supportive place will make all the difference in your recovery. Get to know your roommates and support each other the way you would want to be supported.
Since sober living homes require tenants to pay “rent” it’s important to make sure you have a way to pay for it. Whether you are back at your job or using the outpatient resources to secure new employment, becoming more financially accountable is an important part of healing.
Keeping up with nutrition and personal fitness habits is important to moving forward in your life. Physical activity and proper nutrition can do wonders for your outlook on life, relieve stress and help make your recovery easier.
Enter a Sober Living Home Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may benefit from a sober living environment. Make the decision today to take care of your future and guarantee a successful, happy and sober life free of the confines of drugs or alcohol. The experts at Beachway Therapy Center are standing by now, waiting for your call. Call 800-208-9273 and start your new life today.CONTACT USCALL TODAY!